New about IT monitoring from the experts behind openITCOCKPIT
Today we have released the next version of openITCOCKPIT 4.2.
The openITCOCKPIT Monitoring Agent is one of the major features of openITCOCKPIT 4. For this reason, we decided to rewrite the Agent from scratch to improve the stability and to be ready for the future.
Unfortunately, the new openITCOCKPIT Monitoring Agent has some breaking changes and openITCOCKPIT is not backwards compatible to the old monitoring Agent.
Learn how to update from Agent 1.x to 3.x
If you are interested why we decided to use Go instead of Python you can find more details in our dedicated blog post.
Many thanks to all users who tested the beta version of the openITCOCKPIT Monitoring Agent, created bug reports and provided constructive feedback. We really appreciate this!
Today we launch the Public Beta of the openITCOCKPIT Monitoring Agent 3.0. Thanks to the feedback from the community users and enterprise customers we know that the openITCOCKPIT Monitoring Agent is very popular. Therefore we want to get rid of any nasty bugs and issues upfront.
To resolve all issues of the Monitoring Agent 1.x (Python) we decided to go the extra mile and to do a full rewrite of the software with Go.
Missed by many users openITCOCKPIT finally got an generic interface to import host and services from external services and datasources. We invite everyone to provide feedback about the Beta version of the Import Module. The stable release of the module will be included with openITCOCKPIT 4.2
The Import Module was designed to be easily extendable. It can be extended by submodules to add more data sources in future versions. The Beta version only supports to import data from
More data sources are planned.
All imported hosts get stored into a dedicated table and the only required field is a hostname or an ip address.
openITCOCKPIT welcomes Prometheus as the newest member to our monitoring family. IT infrastructure has so many facets from bare metal to containers over switches and routers to Industry 4.0. As times are changing also the monitoring system has to evolve. Our goal was a seamlessly integration of Prometheus into openITCOCKPIT.
All openITCOCKPIT features you are used to are also available for Prometheus monitored services. Autoreports, event correlations, Grafana dashboards, usage of the same contacts, scheduled downtimes and acknowledge issues - all this is possible.
Most of the time you will not notice which monitoring engine gets used in the backend.
openITCOCKPIT has been around for more than 15 years. Since the first release the openITCOCKPIT interface is the key component. Our mission is to create an easy-to-use, modern and responsive web frontend.
For the first time, openITCOCKPIT interface is 100% based on openITCOCKPIT API interface and runs as a single-page application. This approach is snappy and responsive and feels more like a desktop application than a web-based one.
But not only did we refactor the technical components from scratch, we also added a whole bunch of little helps to the interface. Tools such like "Create another" checkbox, a new menu structure and an optimized user routing between different actions help you to improve your daily workflow and monitoring experience.